How to Delete Apps From a Sony Ericsson Xperia Phone

by Alan Sembera

When your Sony Xperia smartphone begins running out of room, it's time to start thinking about deleting old apps you never use. While you can always delete apps from the Settings menu, the Xperia also enables you to uninstall apps directly from the apps screen. Uninstalling from the apps screen has the advantage of identifying which apps are eligible for deletion, since you can't delete many of the Android apps that came with the phone.

Apps Screen

1

Turn on your smartphone or press the Home icon to display the main screen.

2

Tap the square Apps icon, and then scroll through the list of apps to find the one you want to delete.

3

Tap the three dots at the top of the screen to open the Options menu, and then tap "Uninstall." All of the apps on the screen you can delete are marked with a red "X."

4

Tap the app you want to delete, and then tap "Uninstall."

5

Tap the Back button at the bottom of the phone to return to normal usage.

Settings Screen

1

Turn on your smartphone or press the Home icon to display the main screen.

2

Tap the square Apps icon, and tap "Settings."

3

Tap "Apps" to display a list of istalled apps. In some versions of the Android operating system, you may have to instead instead tap "Applications" and then "Manage Applications."

4

Tap the app you want to delete, and then tap "Uninstall."

Warning

  • Information in this article applies to Xperias running the Android 4 operating system. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products. The Xperia is manufactured by Sony Mobile Communications, formerly Sony Ericsson.

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Alan Sembera began writing for local newspapers in Texas and Louisiana. His professional career includes stints as a computer tech, information editor and income tax preparer. Sembera now writes full time about business and technology. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Texas A&M University.

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